• Linear Bearings: Understanding the 2:1 Ratio

    Linear Bearings: Understanding the 2:1 Ratio and How to Overcome the Stick-Slip Phenomenon One of the most misunderstood principles regarding linear bearings is something called the 2:1 Ratio. Understanding it will help engineers avoid the problem of stick-slip. Back in the 1980s, Pacific Bearing Co. (PBC)invented and commercialized plain bearings, which were sized to be interchangeable with linear ball bearings. Plain […]

    Linear Bearings: Understanding the 2:1 Ratio
  • New Generation of FAG HEATER Heating Devices

    New Generation of FAG HEATER Heating Devices Besides their high performance, the new generation of FAG HEATER devices are characterized by their safe heating operation and intuitive touchscreens. The broad range of HEATER devices also mean that rolling bearings weighing up to 1.6 tons can be heated faster and more economically. With its latest generation of FAG HEATER heating devices, […]

    New Generation of FAG HEATER Heating Devices
  • Schaeffler – new assembly and packaging centre in Germany

    Schaeffler Automotive Aftermarket with new assembly and packaging centre in Saxony-Anhalt, Germany The Automotive Aftermarket business division of Schaeffler will build an assembly and packaging centre in the coming years at the ‘Star Park’ industrial zone of Halle (Saale), in the German state of Saxony-Anhalt.  Automotive spare parts and repair solutions that Schaeffler provides to the Automotive Aftermarket will be […]

    Schaeffler – new assembly and packaging centre in Germany
  • Amazon has been ordered to pay Europe €250 million

    Amazon has been ordered to pay Europe €250 million (£221 million, $294 million) over unpaid back taxes. The European Union’s competition commissioner, Margrethe Vestager, said Luxembourg “gave illegal tax benefits to Amazon.” LONDON — Amazon has been ordered to pay about €250 million (£221 million, $294 million) in back taxes in Europe after a European Commission investigation found that the […]

    Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos.
  • Unemployment Rate Declines Despite Hurricane Effects

    Unemployment Rate Declines Despite Hurricane Effects A recent report unveiled by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) shows that the national unemployment rate decreased by 0.2 percent to 4.2 percent in September. Additionally, the total number of unemployed persons declined by 331,000 to 6.8 million, despite a decline in nonfarm jobs of 33,000. Both the rate of decline and […]

    Unemployment Rate Declines Despite Hurricane Effects
  • The Secret Side of Captcha

    The Secret Side of Captcha Though Captcha has become a common sight for most internet users, what some may not realize is its uses have included more than sorting humans from spambots. Captcha was invented in 2000 by Luis von Ahn and his professor, Manuel Blum. It started out as a single distorted word, to be typed into a box […]

    The Secret Side of Captcha
  • The EU is taking Ireland to court

    The EU is taking Ireland to court for failing to collect €13 billion The EU is taking Ireland to court for failing to collect €13 billion (£11 billion; $15 billion) from Apple in back taxes. Ireland doesn’t actually want Apple to pay the money since it might discourage other multinationals from setting up shop there. The European Commission, the EU’s competition […]

    Europe's competition chief Margrethe Vestager
  • Richard Branson Rode Out Hurricane Irma in Wine Cellar

    Richard Branson Rode Out Hurricane Irma in a Wine Cellar Richard Branson, the 324th richest human in the world, rode out Hurricane Irma with his family in a concrete wine cellar beneath the “Great House” on his private island in the Caribbean. He wrote on his blog that he would not evacuate Necker Island, just like the “three times we have had […]

    Richard Branson Rode Out Hurricane Irma in Wine Cellar
  • 11-13 October-BearingNet Warsaw!

    Save the date…Only one year to go! The next European User Meeting will be taking place in the beautiful city of Warsaw Poland on the 11-13 October 2018. We are very excited to be going back to the beautiful city of Warsaw. We were there last for our meeting in 2006 when we were joined by 150 delegates. The meetings […]

    11-13 October-BearingNet Warsaw!
  • The appointment of Acorn Industrial Services Ltd, by ROCOL

    The appointment of Acorn Industrial Services Ltd, by ROCOL The appointment of Acorn Industrial Services Ltd, by ROCOL®, to distribute its range of specialised industrial lubricants and associated products, adds another dimension to ACORN’s growing portfolio of engineering products. Following an initial stock investment, ACORN® is poised to become one of the UK’s largest ROCOL stockists, with a strong focus […]

    The appointment of Acorn Industrial Services Ltd, by ROCOL

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PTDA/NIBA Event – Thank You

PTDA/NIBA Event – Thank You

October 9, 2017 at 3:00 pm

PTDA/NIBA Event – Thank You   P.T.International Corp. (PTI) enjoyed participating in the recent NIBA/PTDA Joint Industry Summit in Hollywood, Florida. Michael...

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NSK welcomes visitors to 72nd ABM WEEK Annual Congress

NSK welcomes visitors to 72nd ABM WEEK Annual Congress

October 3, 2017 at 10:00 am

NSK welcomes visitors to 72nd ABM WEEK Annual Congress NSK Ltd. (NSK; Headquarters: Tokyo, Japan; President and CEO: Toshihiro Uchiyama) will exhibit its products and technologies...

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The appointment of Acorn Industrial Services Ltd, by ROCOL

The appointment of Acorn Industrial Services Ltd, by ROCOL

October 10, 2017 at 3:00 pm

The appointment of Acorn Industrial Services Ltd, by ROCOL The appointment of Acorn Industrial Services Ltd, by ROCOL®, to distribute its range of specialised industrial...

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11-13 October-BearingNet Warsaw!

11-13 October-BearingNet Warsaw!

October 11, 2017 at 12:30 pm

Save the date…Only one year to go! The next European User Meeting will be taking place in the beautiful city of Warsaw Poland on the 11-13 October 2018. We are very...

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Europe's competition chief Margrethe Vestager

The EU is taking Ireland to court

October 12, 2017 at 10:00 am

The EU is taking Ireland to court for failing to collect €13 billion The EU is taking Ireland to court for failing to collect €13 billion (£11 billion; $15 billion) from...

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Chinese man jailed for VPN

Chinese man jailed for VPN

September 5, 2017 at 3:27 pm

Chinese man jailed for helping net users evade state blocks A Chinese man has been given a nine-month jail sentence for helping people evade government controls on where...

  • Rehabilitation physician Henk van de Meent (left) with Johan Baggerman.
Credit: Image courtesy of Radboud University Nijmegen Medical Centre
    Controlled prosthetic arm

    Controlled prosthetic arm Clinicians based at Radboud University in the Netherlands have successfully attached...

    May 8, 2017 at 3:00 pm
  • Happy 10th birthday iPhone
    Happy 10th birthday iPhone

    Happy 10th birthday iPhone – the device that defined mobile computing Imagine a world without mobile touchscreen...

    January 12, 2017 at 3:00 pm
  • The Nokia 6 –  first smartphone since 2014
    The Nokia 6 – first smartphone since 2014

    The Nokia 6 will be the brand’s first smartphone since 2014 The first Nokia smartphone launched since 2014...

    January 12, 2017 at 3:00 pm